Pressure measurement of air cushions for patients

Yoshio Tanimoto, Hideo Takechi, Hidekazu Nagahata, Hideki Yamamoto

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Abstract

Pressure sore is a serious problem for patients with spinal cord injuries (SCI). Many kinds of pressure-relieving cushions have been developed to distribute the weight widely. In rehabilitation medicine, the selection of the wheelchair cushion and the adjustment of the cushion are very important problem for the medical staffs in prevention of pressure sore. So we propose the radar chart to support the medical staffs. We believe that this radar chart is very useful for medical staffs to select the wheelchair cushions, adjust the cushions and assist the SCI patient's posture. Moreover, it is useful for the SCI patients to study their posture on the wheelchair and the prevention of pressure sore.

Original languageEnglish
Pages1245-1250
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1999
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 1999 16th IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conference, IMTC/99 - Measurements for the new Millenium - Venice, Italy
Duration: Jun 24 1999Jun 26 1999

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OtherProceedings of the 1999 16th IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conference, IMTC/99 - Measurements for the new Millenium
CityVenice, Italy
Period6/24/996/26/99

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    Tanimoto, Y., Takechi, H., Nagahata, H., & Yamamoto, H. (1999). Pressure measurement of air cushions for patients. 1245-1250. Paper presented at Proceedings of the 1999 16th IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conference, IMTC/99 - Measurements for the new Millenium, Venice, Italy, .